Hey there!!

My name is Vanessa and welcome to my blog!


By day I am the head chef at my family’s restaurant in Terrell, NC.

 By night I am a blogger.

A few fun facts about me:

-I was born and raised in New Jersey.

-Although the show “Jersey Shore” gives us locals a bad name, I will forever be addicted to trashy reality shows.

-I’m a coffee addict. Seriously, I need it to function.

-I have to have a piece of chocolate everyday, preferably dark.

-I went to culinary school.  Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI.

-I’m a Mac convert and can never go back.

-I love red wine, bourbon and whiskey.  Recently dove head first into the craft beer scene and I like it.

-There’s nothing better to me than a patio, cool breeze, good food/drink and good company. Eh, throw some music in there too.

-I love a good movie.  I have a growing collection of probably 200 or so.  It’s scary.

-I love to experiment in the kitchen.  I very rarely write down a recipe.

-I work crazy, long hours and I secretly love it. I love the adrenaline rush you get during a busy service.

-I desperately want to travel, but unfortunately don’t have the funds or time to do so.

-I love farmer’s markets.   A lot of my inspiration for the restaurant’s dishes come from there.

-I live in flip flops in the summer and Ugg boots in the winter. I have an obscene amount of both.

My two current passions in life are food and photography. I am still in an amateur stage of photography but hope to continue learning about it.  I’ve been in the culinary world professionally for almost 10 years.  So I am still learning all that there is to learn about food as well.  I am lucky that two of my passions go hand in hand.  I take a lot of pictures of my food and creations whether it’s at work or at home.

Life Undeveloped is the name of the blog.  Meaning my life is still in its developing stages.  Through this blog I’d like everyone to develop along with me as I go through the next stages in my life.  I have no idea where I’ll end up, but isn’t that the fun of it?  I want to express myself through food, pictures and writing and hope you will all enjoy it with me on this journey we call Life!!

Hope that gave you a little knowledge of who I am and what I’m about. If there’s anything you want to know or any of you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy blogging :-)